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Women's soccer team

Women’s soccer receives conference-wide service award

August 1st, 2019

Bethel's women's soccer team has been named the KCAC Women’s Team of Character for 2018-19. The team and coaches will be formally recognized at the 13th annual KCAC Sport Management Conference, Aug. 6 at Avila University, Kansas City. KCAC Champions of Character awards are presented by IMA Inc. and Dissinger Reed. “It doesn’t surprise me my… Read More

Matthew Barlow

Barlow named to head position for Bethel tennis

July 22nd, 2019

Athletic Director Tony Hoops has announced the appointment of Matthew Barlow as the next head coach of the Thresher men’s and women’s tennis programs. “We are thrilled to have Matthew join our staff and lead our tennis programs,” Hoops said. “He was our top choice for many reasons.” Barlow most recently served as assistant coach for the men’s… Read More

2018-19 men's golf team

Eleven teams earn NAIA academic honors

July 17th, 2019

Men's golf leads the list of Bethel teams among the 1,939 nationwide named to Scholar-Team status by the NAIA for 2018-19.  Men’s golf, Gregg Dick, coach, had a cumulative team GPA of 3.578. Close behind them was men’s tennis (William Riley), turning in a GPA of 3.526. The complete list of Bethel’s NAIA Scholar-Teams follows: men’s golf, 3.58;… Read More

Threshing stone

Mennonite Life 2019 articles are built on boundary questions

July 16th, 2019

The 2019 issue of Bethel's online-only journal is now live at, with a variety of articles that all share themes of dealing with boundaries. “This area has had shifting boundaries” is how Mark Jantzen begins “Mennonites in East Prussia,” an encyclopedia article he originally wrote in German for Mennonitisches Lexikon, and the way… Read More

William Riley

Riley to leave Bethel tennis program

July 11th, 2019

William Riley, Bethel College men’s and women’s tennis coach, has announced his resignation effective July 22. “We consider our coaching staff here at Bethel a family, and Will was a part of that,” said Tony Hoops, athletic director.  “Being a family means doing what is best for each person,” Hoops continued. “Coach Riley had some family issues… Read More

Josh Booth

Bethel’s Booth named SID of the Year

July 8th, 2019

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference announced July 3 that Bethel College’s Josh Booth has been named KCAC Sports Information Director of the Year. Booth will be formally recognized at the Sport Management Conference, Aug. 6 at Avila University in Kansas City.  “This is truly an honor,” Booth said, “and one which I have been striving for in… Read More

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.